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NEW ORLEANS CLASSIC RESTAURANTS (c)2006
Limited edition lithograph, 22x28"
$40.00 List


I had promised Broussard's and Drago's that they would be on a future poster which I had planned for late 2005. Well, so much for long term planning. Anyway, here it is, as promised. This poster will be an important look back at the landmark restaurants of New Orleans before the storms.

It can be hung with my earlier restaurant poster called "New Orleans Neighborhood Restaurants". Of course, the designation of neighborhood or classic is debatable, but the two posters cover 42 of our favorites.

Included are classics like Brennan's (1954) and Antoine's (1840), as well as local favorites like Mosca's (1946), Drago's (1970), and Bon Ton Cafe (1953). I even threw in my favorite newcomer Restaurant Cuvee (2000) which is in the original location of Bon Ton Cafe and will surely be around for decades. Ralph's on the Park opened in 2003 in the location of numerous businesses dating back to the Civil War when City Park was a cow field taken over by the Union army for a camp site.


NEW ORLEANS NEIGHBORHOOD BARS (C)2006
Limited edition lithograph, 22x28"
$40.00 List


This new poster encores my earlier "New Orleans Legendary Bars" which has sold out. It highlights hangouts like the Uptown Bulldog, Winston's on Metairie Road, and Fump & Manny's famous patio bar.

It is worth noting that Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar is the oldest bar building in America built in 1772! Recently, historians haved proven that it was, indeed, owned by the infamous pirate Jean Lafitte, hero of the War of 1812. Cafe Lafitte in Excile, founded in 1933, is the oldest gay bar in the nation. It's name notes the fact that they used to be located in Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop until they moved down the street. Pat O'Brien's is still one of the largerst volume bars in the world. The Saturn Bar was made famous by a song by Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits.


NEW ORLEANS NEIGHBORHOOD RESTAURANTS (c)2004
Limited edition lithograph, 22x28"
SOLD OUT


These photos are a byproduct of a travel guide that I publish called "New Orleans Neighborhood Restaurant Guide". FYI, it was the first restaurant guide to include a photo of each rofiled restaurant--a very helpful idea. If you are a lover of New Orleans dining scene, this poster's for you. You can hang it in a grouping with "Neighborhood Bars" and/or "Classic Restaurants".

This is the last photo of Sid-Mar's which was washed away by Katrina's flood surge. Mandich and Christians are not likely to reopen. It is the end of an era for these family-run restaurants. Oh, sure, the buildings will be there, but the heart and soul has already changed. It is hard to explain, but old natives knows what I mean.


NEW ORLEANS LEGENDARY BARS (c)2003
Limited edition lithograph, 22x28"
SOLD OUT


This poster is a favorite of collectors. Sometimes you can still find it at retail, but I am sold out and have no plans to reprint it. These are limited edtions.

It shows the historic 9th ward Irish hangout called Bud Rip's. I once spent a rainy afternoon here with Bud Rip discussing Schlitz beer and politics. I wish I had recorded the conversation, he has no passed on. This photo of Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar is important because it was taken before the city forced them to "renovate" it. I also include Pat O'Brien's and Naploeon House; perhaps two of the coolest bars in America. In a class with the Menger Hotel bar in Aspen.





NEW ORLEANS PARADOX OF STYLE (c)2002
Limited edition lithograph, 22x28"
$40.00 List


This was my first collectible art poster. It remains my favorite. Frame it in a black wooden frame without a mat and it jumps off the wall--great color and contrast.

Included in this collection of historic architectural styles are: the Creole cottage, 4-bay, American townhouse, and the shotgun. It's a paradox that these modest 19th-century houses are so sought after by today's upperclass professionals and artists. Most of these properties are in the Quarter, Bywater, and Faubourg Marigny neighborhoods.

All of them survived the double whammy of Rita and Katrina. Not surprising, because many of these handmade houses pre-date the Civil War. The oldest (row 2, #2) was built by a free man of color in 1820. This is a nice piece for your kitchen.

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